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SUGGESTION BOX SELL YOUR IDEAS AND WIN A PRIZE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
SUGGESTION BOX SELL YOUR IDEAS AND WIN A PRIZE. The Federal Capital Commission invites suggestions calculated to promote efficiency on Commission works. Efficiency may be held to include improvements in safety conditions, labour and material, and produc- tion-increasing devices. The merits of suggestions put forward will be promptly considered, and cash prizes will be awarded where any idea is adopted on the initiative of the suggestion, or where a suggestion is of special merit, although it may not be possible to adopt it.
CRICKET. KEEN INTEREST IN FINALS AND SEMI-FINALS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
CRICKET. (By "Silly Point.") KEEN INTEREST IN FINALS AND SEMI-FINALS. The competition for the Douglas Cup has reached its final stages after the most excit- ing year of its existence. The four teams who qualified for the semi-finals were, as the writer tipped some time ago, Hall, Westridge, North- bourne and Ainslie. The first semi-finals were . played on March the 13th, Hall playing North- bourne at Acton, and Ainslie playing West- ridge at Northbourne. Ainslie had an easy victory over Westridge, the latter team being very unfortunate, in that they were without the Colquhoun brothers. In passing, I would like to convey the deepest sympathy of the Association to Messrs. Jack and Lou Colquhoun in their sad bereave- ment. The score of 74 knocked up by L. Maloney was an innings of a champion, his scoring strokes all round the wicket being executed in first-class manner. Hall and Northbourne was a very exciting game, Northbourne being dismissed for the small score of 97. W. N. Jefferies...
ORGANISED SUNDAY SPORT [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
ORGANISED SUNDAY SPORT Further to correspondence which has passed between the Indoor Recreation Committee and the Federal Capital Commission regarding or- ganised Sunday sport in the Territory, it has been requested that the following communica- tion received from the Secretary of the Com- mission be promulgated for general informa- tion.-Editor. Canberra, February 22, 1926. The Hon. Secretary, i Indoor Recreation Committee, Canberra. Dear Sir,-Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of the 15th December on the subject of Organised Sunday Sport, conveying for an interpretation of the word "organised" the resolution adopted by a combined meeting of delegates from various sporting associations held at Acton on the 10th December. In reply to the request contained in the re- solution, I have been directed to invite your Committee's attention to the Commission's communication of the 17th November, in which it was stated that "a game of cricket within a club or a community can be played; a...
SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES INDOOR RECREATION COMMITTEE WHITE CITY CAMP RECREATION ROOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES INDOOR RECREATION COMMITTEE WHITE CITY CAMP RECREATION ROOMS. The Commission has slightly modified the plan of these rooms, with a view to improv- ing both the appearance and the accommoda- tion, and all being now signed and sealed, and the material being about to be delivered, the constructional work will now be commenced. It is anticipated that the rooms will be ready for occupation long before Jack Frost begins to nip our fingers and faces with his hoar frosted breath, so that the men of the camp will pass the weary hours of winter in an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE TERRITORY. Stock of the joy-making machinery in the Territory has recently been taken, and the conclusion has been come to that it is insuffi- cient. The Social Service Officer has asked the Committee to find out what can be done to augment the means whereby a little more sunshine is flooded into Life, because if a man is to work well, he must live well and...
CANBERRA AND ITS ORIGIN [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
CANBERRA AND ITS ORIGIN LECTURE BY MR. A. K. MURRAY. A very interesting and informative lecture was delivered by Mr. A. K. Murray, at the White City Camp, under the auspices of the Debating Club, on 11th March, 1926. A numerous and appreciative audience listened to the lecture, which was indeed full of his- torical data, that was thought to be long since buried in the past. However, the lecturer, who &nbsp; is a tireless explorer of ancient records, and a proud possessor of a priceless collection of books, etc., unlocked his vast store of histori- cal lore for the benefit of his fellow-men, who in return accorded him a very hearty meed of thanks and applause at the close of his remarks. &nbsp; Mr. Murray, ' in the course of discourse said that his desire, when he gave an affirma- tive reply to request for a lecture from thc delegate of the White City Debating Commit- tee, was to honour the memory, and help per- petuate the names of the men of the past who, at the beg...
LEST WE FORGET. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
W- W-M-M-M- ??-&lt;?>?--W-M«"M-M-M.M- M--M-..M-. . M-M-M-M-M-W-M-H-M-M-..--WH-.. LEST WE FORGET. " 'Neath field, 'neath flood, they slumber, Death becalmed; Yet could those sleeping heroes wake again, Would they not say, 'We have not died in vain, For those we loved and left live on unharmed By those dread foes whose dark hate struck us down; This is our consolation and our crown.*' It is a source of gratification to know that the eleventh anniversary of Anzac Day will be observed at Canberra with that degree of reverent devotion with which the celebration of the day should be undoubtedly associated. There was a wide-spread movement in force, having for its object the observance of Anzac Day on the Sunday nearest to the 25th April, and those protagonists of this ideal will, in the natural course of events, have an oppor- tunity of fulfilling their wishes on the occa- sion of the eleventh anniversary of Anzac, which, this month, falls upon a Sunday. There are a large numbe...
IN THE KINDERGARTEN TELOPEA PARK SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
IN THE KINDERGARTEN TELOPEA PARK SCHOOL. ' From 12 until 12.30 is the nature study time, and if the day is sunny, the children enjoy a ramble round the playground, learn- ing the names of the trees and flowers, fiud ing all kinds o£ queer insects, watching the ants and spiders or listening to the birds. There is a wealth of life in the great out of-doors, and this knowledge that they gain at first hand is infinitely more valuable and much more easily remembered than anything about which the children have been told. Should the day be windy or cold, the nature study is taken indoors, watching for growth of seeds or caterpillars, as well as flower ap- preciation, arrangement and study. An hour is set apart for lunch. When the children come into school ¡for the afternoon, ten minutes is spent in speech-train- ing, and the children are given practice in the recognition and use of correct speech. Tho following hour is spent in manual work, sand and plasticine modelling, drawing, paper cut...
TENNIS. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CANBERRA TENNIS ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
TENNIS. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE CANBERRA TENNIS ASSOCIATION. The Annual General Meeting of the above Association was held at the Social Service building on Monday, 29th March, 1926. The attendance was satisfactory, and the general trend was that of enthusiasm, organisation and progress during the coming year. The retiring President, Mr. Esmond, was in the chair, and by special resolution new clubs for affiliation were admitted, and the respec- tive delegates cordially welcomed. The report submitted by Mr. Smith on be- half of the Secretary and Treasurer (Mr. Findlay) was then read and adopted, as be- ing a very satisfactory resume of the past association year, and a motion was carried by acclamation in appreciation of his action in stepping into the breach during the absence of Mr. Findlay for several weeks. The election of officials then proceeded, and resulted as follows: Patrons: C. H. Gorman, Esq., Colonel P. T. Owen, J. T. H. Goodwin, Esq. President: Mr. I. A. Smith. vice...
FOOTBALL RUGBY LEAGUE. FEDERAL ROVERS' UNITED CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
_-_--- -alx FOOTBALL RUGBY LEAGUE. FEDERAL ROVERS ' UNITED CLUB. The Annual Meeting of the above club was held in the Westridge Hall on 16th March. There was an attendance of 32. Mr. A. Roberts acted as president in the absence of the president, Mr. W. Murphy, who has left Canberra, Taking the year all round, the Club had a very successful season. Three cups were won during the season, and the Club, being al- ready in possession of one presented by Mr. J. Howell, made the total four. At the latter end of the season we were defeated and lost one of the trophies. This one (the Richardson Cup) seemed to create more interest than the others to football fol- lowers. The Club played seven matches for it, winning three, losing three, and playing one draw, the honours being fairly even. Owing to misfortune in the last match, some of our players being unavailable, we lost the Cup, but feel very confident of regaining the fine trophy this year, and are very hopeful of being able to hold it. D...
SUBURBIA. EASTLAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
SUBURBIA. EASTLAKE. Like Johnny Walker, we are still going strong, but in order to preserve the com- munity peace we refrain from continuing our "Triumph Song" in this issue. Little we thought that the modest proclamation of our activities would arouse such a storm. A prominent resident of Ainslie, and a member of the Northbourne Cricket Club, in a very bitter and caustic letter, justly points - out that Eastlake is not first in everything. He emphasises the fact that Ainslie has the unique distinction of having held the first dance at which the gross receipts equalled the nett profit. He indignantly denies the cruel rumour that the Hotel Houra Committee sup- plied the gramophone needles. Such a libel on that body is unwarranted. We in Eastlake entirely agree with him. A gentleman from Blandfordia writes point- ing out that his suburb has produced the first poet. His signature is indecipherable, but this is what he says: "Oh, Braggart, how I loathe to read Your boastful boosting . b...
CAPITOL HILL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
CAPITOL HILL./Cy^K^^ Now that the camp members are possessed of an up-to-date wireless receiving set, last minute sporting news and concerts, etc., are looked forward to with keen interest. Mr. T. Holmes Junior's ardent enthusiasm has gained us this latest attraction; a loud speaker will be installed shortly, thus giving first-class radio reception. BLANDFORDIA TENNIS CLUB. This team had visions of getting "on the map" after playing a match with Acton, only being beaten by the narrowest margin. The match was played at Acton. The teams of four ladies and six gentlemen played 14 sets, which resulted in a win for Acton by 8 sets 46 games to 6 sets 41 games. Acton, in their usual way, gave the visitors a very pleasant afternoon, and Blandfordia is look- ing forward to a return match early in April. The team's visions were obliterated on Saturday, March 24, when they visited Quean- beyan Methodists' courts to play a long, out- standing return match. Eighteen sets were played, which resul...
THE CAPITAL'S PIONEER PLAYGROUND [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
THE CAPITAL'S PIONEER PLAYGROUND 1 Fill the children's life with laughter, With our tend rest love enfold them, With our stronger hands uphold them, For we know not what conies after.' ' -Friber. LUCK SMILER ON ACTON Fl HST. The Acton children are first favourites of Fortune. True, Acton was the scene of the building ol' the Territory's first house, so it is titting that Acton should also possess the first playground. The site of it is one favoured by Nature, lt is sd with pleasant trees that act like a sunshade, and the grass grows on around as gently undulating as a Summer sea. The playground ia fiiugly tucked away from the roar and ri. k of trafile, for those who built it have an intimate knowledge of child nature, and knew how to make the place safe and pleasant for Hie Capital's future citizens and eitizenesses to play in. Yes, the Acton children are as lucky as the boy who threw his cap in the air, and found, when it came down, that it had changed into a crown, not a useless K...
BAND NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
_"_,-"-"j-p^pj-j.-? BAND NOTES (By H. Howe, Organising Secretary.) The Band has made one public performance since my last report, and the music was still up to standard, and rendered in the Band's usual dashing style. We are still plugging away at rehearsals, and keep getting a few extra players, and building up the person- nel of the Band slowly. Our cornet strength is gradually improving, and although the pro- cess of gathering up players is slow, it is none the less sure. We still have great hopes of having a Band at Canberra second to none. We are getting a few first-clas sperformers io join up after Easter from some of Sydney's leading bands. They will be a big help to us, and ease the strain off the staunch battlers who have nursed the Band up from its cradle. Again I give a very cordial welcome to any players in or out of the Territory. Come right, along and we will all give you a rousing wel- come. We all hope that when the Federal Parliament sits at Canberra we shall be abl...
PRESENTATION OF FLAG TO 1ST CANBERRA WOLF CUBS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
"Pl PRESENTATION OF FLAG TO 1ST CANBERRA WOLF CUBS A large muster of Scouts of the Canberra District attended at the Causeway on Satur- day, 27th March, to meet the Chairman of the Commission (Mr. J. H. Butters), who, on behalf of Mr. Kelso King, of Sydney, pre- sented a handsome flag to the 1st Canberra Wolf Cubs. Prior to the ceremony, the combined Scouts graphic purposes, and their smart appearance was favourably commented upon by the on lookers. In presenting the flag, on behalf of Mr Kelso King, to the 1st Canberra Wolf Cubs Mr. Butters said he trusted that, by their actions, they would live up to the motto ap- pearing on the very attractive flag--'?''Do your were grouped together for photo m-^ ? - best." The growing tendency to make use of the phrase "good enough" waa to be depre- cated. Nothing should be good enough for a Scout, unless it was his very best. He hoped that the Scout movement in Can- berra would earn a reputation for thorough- ness, and that the Canberra Scouts ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
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OUR LETTER BAG TREE PLANTING BY SCHOOL CHILDREN. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
- OUR LETTER BAG TREE PLANT 1 NO BY SCHOOL CHILDREN. To the Editor. Sir,-At various times I bave referred to the subject of tree-planting at Canberra Seemingly my views get no further ahead, as of course, my expressions of opinion are mainly conversational, I being no longer at- tached to any Committee. This subject in- terests me from the educational standpoint, as with the establishment of Arbour Day, the schools would, I think, take the matter up. Viewing the whole range of the subject in its different stages, I suggest that for a start we might plant the first avenue of Kurrajong trees on both sides of the road from Molonglo to the old co-operative store. Assuming that such trees were planted 30 feet apart, the line covered in one day by 300 children can easily be figured. Sud) an avenue would be very fine if every tenth or twentieth tree were of the flower- ing variety, such as the Jacka ra mira; the dark green of one tree in contrast with the pink or scarlet of the other would...